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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2015 - 11:36pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2015 - 11:35pm
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Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 13/09/2015 - 9:38pm

Behind KDE: Meet David Solbach, the "Unknown SysAdmin"

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KDE

kdenews.org: In this week's Behind KDE interview, we talk with one of the unknown powers behind the sysadmin team, David Solbach. David is the maintainer of reviewboard.kde.org. However, there's much more to David than code review and contributing to KDE.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Third update to the Ubuntu Light Themes
  • Fluendo DVD Player For Sale in Ubuntu 10.10
  • How the command line made my life a little easier, part 2
  • DEB Packages Now Open With Ubuntu Software Center
  • 24-Core Linux Cluster in a $29.99 Case from IKEA
  • G'MIC: More Than 190 Image Filters And Effects For GIMP
  • X.Org Server 1.10 Release Plans; Drivers May Still Go In
  • Counter-Debunking the 1% Myth
  • GTK+ 2.90.7 Released, Drops DirectFB Support
  • Hackable, Linux-based flying drone can be controlled by smartphone
  • Red Hat partners with the NCSU Entrepreneurship Initiative for idea center
  • Linux In The Data Center: How Does It Fit?
  • PHP5 Alternatives for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • When "Enterprise" is a Synonym for Useless
  • Windows vs Ubuntu Release Cycle
  • Matthew Garrett files case with US Customs against Fusion Garage

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Run a Projector Remotely with GNU/Linux
  • Embed a Terminal into Nautilus
  • Install MS TrueType core fonts on Fedora
  • Hide Audio in a Simple Image
  • How to Tell What Type of Memory Your Linux PC Has Installed
  • Grep Gzipped Log Files
  • Tar tips and uses
  • 6 Perl File Handle Examples to Open, Read, and Write File

Linux Desktops, Servers and the Future

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Linux

scrye.com: Last night was the local Blug meeting, and as always it was a good and thought provoking talk. This month we had Bart Massey down from Portland talking about Linux history, where we are and where we need to go. He had some very interesting points.

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD Becomes More Interesting

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Linux

phoronix.com: Since last year we have been talking about Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, one of the official ports for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" that will bring a 32-bit and 64-bit FreeBSD kernel as an option to using the Linux kernel.

Earth's first all Klingon opera debuts

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Movies
Misc
Humor

theregister.co.uk: Earth has witnessed its first Klingon opera. On Friday in The Hague, Netherlands, the Terran Research Ensemble raised the curtain on "U," the first Earth opera performed entirely in Klingon.

Two Popular Distributions Release Development Milestones

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SUSE
Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: On Thurday, September 2 two leading Linux distributions released milestone developmental versions on the road to their next releases. OpenSUSE released Milestone 1 of 11.4 and Ubuntu released a beta of their upcoming 10.10, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, for developers and community testers.

Damn Vulnerable Linux

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Linux

linuxaria.com: I’ve used it in a virtual machine on VirtualBox and I’ve been very happy with the system, when it starts you have the opportunity to start KDE or Fluxbox, I chose Fluxbox. Once started, you will have the opportunity to start various “services” that will be used in exercises, such as a webserver and mysql.

Lucene Search Coming to openSUSE Wiki

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Web
SUSE

matthewehle.info: Most openSUSE users are aware that a new version of the English wiki was released back in July, with the other wikis soon to follow. Among many other changes, the new wiki came with a laundry list of new features. However, users have noticed that one important feature was still missing in the new wiki… a decent search engine.

Why the Linux Myths Continue

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: What will it take for Linux to lose the stigma that surrounds it in the eyes of IT administrators? If those particular myths could be undone, Linux adoption in businesses might benefit enormously. So what makes the myths continue?

Book review - Learn OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macros

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OOo

pcworld.com: My name is John Dukovich. I've been working with Microsoft Office applications, basically since they came out, and I'm a heavy user of Excel macros. I shied away from OpenOffice Calc for quite a while because initially I heard the macro feature wasn't as good as Excel's. However, when I got my hands on this book, OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macro Programming, I was curious and hoped to find I was wrong.

Project Canvas Will be *Linux* Based

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Linux
Hardware
Software

opendotdotdot.blogspot: I've been pretty sceptical - and critical - of the BBC's TV over IP efforts, including Project Canvas:

Also: Tanner EDA Tools Now on Linux

Microdata: HTML5’s Best-Kept Secret

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Software

webmonkey.com: Given the amount of industry noise about native video and scripted animations, you’d be forgiven if you had never heard of the new microdata specification included in HTML5.

Comings and goings in the Linux gaming world

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Today, I'm going to discuss the interesting phenomena, rise and fall of companies, games, technologies, and other cool stuff, all related to Linux gaming. So, this is not exactly a review, but we will definitely talk about the hot cakes in the gaming oven.

Chakra Linux - Distro Review

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: The Chakra project started off as a derivative of Arch Linux. It was a modular KDE Live CD with some extra tool sets to make setting up and using Arch Linux less of a hassle.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.36 (Part 1) - Graphics

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Linux

h-online.com: Various changes improve the performance and functionality of drivers for graphics chips in the latest Intel mobile processors. Nouveau now supports the Fermi chips used on recent GeForce graphics cards.

The HP Mini 110 Netbook: Almost One Year Later

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Hardware
Ubuntu

ever-increasing-entropy.blogspot: Last October, after my third Sylvania netbook failed, I took the refund I had received and bought an HP Mini 110 netbook as a replacement.

OpenIndiana - Another OpenSolaris Fork - Coming Next Week

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OS

phoronix.com: There is already the Illumos Project, which is a fork of OpenSolaris with a fully open-source code-base, that is now being used within the Nexenta and SchilliX operating systems, among others. We have just been tipped off as well that next week another new OpenSolaris derivative is being announced and it's to be called OpenIndiana.

5 Things I Miss From Linux When Using OSX

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Linux

everydaylht.com: I have been a Linux user for over 10 years… until now. Recently I purchased a MacBook Pro. In the course of using it, I’ve come across a number of features of Linux and the KDE desktop that I greatly miss.

Linux Mint “Debian” Screenshots

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Linux
  • Linux Mint “Debian” Screenshots
  • Mint 10 Preview: Menu Search Engines
  • Distro Hoppin`: Linux Mint Debian Edition
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OSS Leftovers

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  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: April 20th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC
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